Keep an eye out in your letterbox for a copy of 'Save the Williams River' – a new waterways brochure designed by Dungog Public School student Isla Briggs, aged 8.
Last week, Jane Lloyd-Jones the School and Community Engagement Officer at the Hunter Local Land Services presented certificates and prizes to several students as part of a waterways brochure competition.
Ms Lloyd-Jones visited the school earlier in the year to deliver information sessions to Year 3 and 4 students on the importance of protecting our waterways and catchment management.
From this, the Hunter Local Land Services in partnership with Hunter Water ran a competition where students had to design a brochure titled 'Save our Williams River' aimed at encouraging others to look after our waterways.
As part of their Science studies the students then looked at water and oxygen cycles before completing their brochures.
First place was awarded to Isla Briggs, second place to Freya Rubelli and third place to Callum Pearce with four other students recieving a Highly Commended award - Lachlan Watkins, Caleb Francey, Ema Middlebrook and Lily Shelton Jones.
Isla Briggs received a certificate as well as prize pack, but the most exciting announcement was that her winning brochure has been printed and will distributed to all mailboxes in the Dungog area.
As part of her visit Ms Lloyd-Jones also presented the school a new compost bin and two water saving hose nozzles.
Ms Lloyd-Jones said the project was a great way to engage schools and their local communities in protecting local waterways.
“It is a great way for kids to pass on an important environmental message that can influence the community as a whole,” she said.
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